I recently brought together a group of Black male teachers in Georgia, Alfred Shivy Brooks/Clayton County, Antonio Ellis/Griffin, Spalding County, and Anthony Downer/Atlanta to have a discussion on the impact of culture and curriculum in this season. As teachers, we realize that many parents, stakeholders and even educators, don’t even realize that public schools don’t have multicultural curriculums. So the…
There’s Still More Black Achievements to Be Made in Robotics !
Dr. Raymont Burke is a veteran education teaching Robotics and is the STEM Director for Lillie’s Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia.
We Have to Be Mindful of How We Speak About Black People in front of Kids.
How we view Black children is a major issue in how educational data is collected and reviewed . . .
Teachers Can Improve Educational Outcomes, If We Let Them!
Terrence Anfield is a fellow of the America Association of Educators Foundation Advocacy Program. He teaches early education.
The Need for More Black Male Teachers Proves that Relationship Building Is An Valuable Asset to School Improvement.
Parent concerns are important considering that in Georgia and in Metro Atlanta districts, Black children are disproportionately placed and served in special education programs. Especially Black boys. After the special education department presentation during the live streamed board meeting, concerns about the guardrails arose again from stakeholders. Special education is an area where many inequities can be found. Some of…
No One Wants to Eat Public School Lunch
No one wants to eat public school lunch. But there are many children and families who depend on it. Public school lunch is bad and has been bad since American television shows were in black and white. Students have always expressed disdain over the school nutrition program. What does it take to get healthy, quality, good food in public schools for…
Discipline Policies Must Be Revised to Ensure Equitable Solutions for Black Students
Imagine a world without racism. What would it look like, feel like, and sound like to be in a space where you aren’t judged, torn down, held back, made a spectacle of, or targeted by police officers and citizens just because you fit a description? Traditionally, we see news stories and read articles that highlight how racism is driven through…